Daily Israel Report

Shooting Attack in Wadi Kelt

PA man opens fire at Israelis, none hurt.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 5/2/2013, 9:28 PM

Wadi Kelt (illustrative)
Wadi Kelt (illustrative)
Israel news photo: Flash 90

A terrorist opened fire at two people on Thursday evening in Wadi Kelt, near Mitzpeh Yericho. The two were attacked as they sat in a car.

The two people targeted, an Israeli woman from Mevaseret Tzion and a European tourist, were not hurt.

The two told police that they had been touring the area when they noticed an Arab man nearby acting suspiciously. When they returned to their car, he attempted to shoot them.

The IDF is investigating the incident. A unit pursued the shooter, who apparently fled to the wadi.

Wadi Kelt is a stream running through the Judean desert. It is a tourist attraction, and is part of the Nahal Prat nature reserve.